My Little Neck of the Words

Holla Days

Christmas has evolved in my house. It’s not a welcome evolution, but an inevitable one. I’ve watched it’s descent over the past few years, all the while wishing it would take a different exit. But it never does. The evolution is called growing up – the kids, not me. I will forever be a Peter Pan girl, and I hope my boys retain some of that as well.

Grateful versus Thankful

And amid all the chaos, Thanksgiving rolls on in as if we aren’t in the middle of a global pandemic. Thanksgiving. As in giving thanks for things that have been given. I’m thankful right now for what hasn’t been given to me – COVID-19. As I was cooking for my family I started thinking aboutContinue reading “Grateful versus Thankful”

A New Chapter

I’ve been a full-time mom for the past 22 years. One of the most difficult, but rewarding jobs I’ve ever had, and I was a middle school teacher so that’s saying a lot. Recently, I went back to work, and I feel like I’m starting all over again at the age of 53. To sayContinue reading “A New Chapter”

Me and My Shadow

I’ve been entertaining my shadow-self since I was 14. 38 years. The majority of my life. Seems like I would be used to it by now. But I’m not, and I hope I never will be. As a matter of fact, the more complicated life gets (and we are on a roll lately), the moreContinue reading “Me and My Shadow”

Whiner or Winner?

We all have goals we hope to accomplish, both personal and professional. No one is exempt from this desire. For some it may be as simple as wanting to do well in school, or wanting to be a good parent. Others might have loftier goals – goals that require circumstances to align in the perfectContinue reading “Whiner or Winner?”

What’s Your Story?

I had a conversation with my son Jake today. A conversation that I am particularly proud of. It all started out as my usual pep talk. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Jake, let me give you a little background. Jake was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) at the ageContinue reading “What’s Your Story?”

He’s Not Broken Excerpt

An excerpt from my upcoming book, He’s Not Broken: A Mother’s Journey to Acceptance I have a photo of my son Jacob in the pilot’s seat on his first flight. He was six-years-old. His hands are on the controls, with the pilot’s hat perched on his head. It’s one of my favorite pictures of himContinue reading “He’s Not Broken Excerpt”

No Body Is Perfect

Something occurred to me the other day as I was watching a movie on Netflix. There was one particular scene that made me wish I could go back to my late teens, early 20’s. The girl was trying on some clothes and admiring herself in the mirror. And it was that comfort that she feltContinue reading “No Body Is Perfect”

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